Obituary for Fred Grant Attebury Fred Grant Attebury, age 86, Born, April 23, 1932 – Died, August 23, 2018 Fred Grant Attebury was the 3rd of four children, preceded by brother David and sister Ellen, followed by brother John, born to Clark Mackin Attebury and Lydia Howard-Attebury on April 23, 1932 in East St. Louis, Illinois, during the depths of The Great Depression. In 1952 Fred joined the US Coast Guard. Fred was a Yeoman, and often told the story of how he joined the Coast Guard football team in order to get better food. He was stationed at various bases, including New Jersey, Connecticut and Traverse City Michigan. Fred attended the University of Illinois where he graduated in June of 1958 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He continued his education, acquiring a Master of Arts in Art Education. Fred taught art at Champaign Central High School from 1958 thru 1968, where he also coached the Champaign Central high school tennis team to multiple winning seasons. In 1968, Fred moved his family to Michigan where he took an assistant professorship at Wayne State University in the Art Education department. Fred loved teaching, and taught classes in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Pottery, Wood and Metal Design, Animation, Computer Graphics, and Multi-Image Projections. His ‘Saturday School’ art program brought hundreds of art students from the Detroit area to Wayne State University for instruction, offering Fred’s art education students an opportunity to hone their teaching skills in a realistic learning environment. He also initiated a program to recognize Outstanding Achievement in the Arts by alumni. For many years Fred was also an Administrator in the College of Education, and served as Chairman of the Art Education Department. In 1994, Fred retired to his home on the St. Clair River, where he and his wife Sandy enjoyed life tending his trees, swimming in the river, and visiting with friends, relatives, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Beloved teacher, husband, father and friend, Fred was proceeded in death by his first wife, Shirley Ann Lardie. He is survived by his sister Ellen Jane McDowell, brothers John and David, along with many loving nieces and nephews. Fred is also survived by his second wife, Sandy, his children Annette, Clark, (Holly), Mike (Marguerite), and Fritz (Ruth). Grandsons Trenton, Mathew (Susan), Brian, Kevin (Kristine), Blair (Tiffany) and Christopher. Great grand-children, Eleanor, Madison, and Harrison. He was also the beloved Stepfather to Benita Alexander, Joss (Chris) Saccone and Matt (Sarah) Alexander and step grandchildren, Paige & Zoe Alexander, Jessina Noel and Alex Saccone. Memorial services will be held at Young Funeral Home in China Twp, Michigan on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12n. Visitation from 10a. Your memorial gift to the National Forest Foundation will plant trees to help restore America’s National Forests. To make a gift, please visit: www.nationalforests.org/donate/give-the-gift-of-trees Donors should indicate when making their online gift that the gift is in memory of Fred Attebury To mail a donation, checks should be payable to: National Forest Foundation Fort Missoula Road Building 27, Suite 3 Missoula, MT 59804 Please include a note that this donation is in memory of Fred Attebury and is to be used to plant trees. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Fred Grant Attebury please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Visitation © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions SEP 8. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home 4061 Saint Clair Hwy East China, MI, US Order Flowers for the Visitation Guaranteed delivery before Fred’s Visitation begins. Memorial Service © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions SEP 8. 12:00 PM Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home 4061 Saint Clair Hwy East China, MI, US Order Flowers for the Memorial Service Guaranteed delivery before Fred’s Memorial Service begins. Cemetery Details Cremation
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Fred Grant Attebury April 23 1932 August 23 2018.
Death notice for the town of: East China, state: Michigan